Barrasso, Lummis Urge Biden Admin to Reverse Plan to Prematurely Close Wyoming Power Plants

August 3, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis (Both R-WY) joined U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and 36 of their Senate colleagues in sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the withdrawal of its latest set of proposed power plant regulations that will force the closure of coal and gas-fired power plants. The proposal would kill good paying jobs across Wyoming in addition to jeopardizing the power grid and driving up costs for states across the west that rely on Wyoming energy.

“In direct conflict with West Virginia v. EPA, this proposal requires generation shifting from fossil-fuel power to other types of energy. While the Agency falsely claims this does not run afoul of the Supreme Court’s decision, it is undeniable the proposal would require generation shifting that the Court has definitively found Congress has never granted EPA the authority to require under the Clean Air Act,” the senators wrote in a letter.

Read the full letter here.